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: From 1975-82, Russia had six probes land on the surface of Venus, surviving temperatures of 855 °F and successfully taking photos.

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Saturn has a moon called Mimas and it has a crater in it that makes it look like the Death Star.

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Sunsets happen because of the Earth atmosphere.

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Uranus is the coldest planet in our solar system, even though Neptune is farther from the sun.

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The sun light needs to pass more and more through the atmosphere.

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Jupiter is shrinking at the rate of about 2 cm each year because the planet radiates more heat than it receives from the Sun.

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Venus spins on its axis so slowly (4 mph) that the average human could easily outwalk it.

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It might rain liquid neon on Jupiter.

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Our moon is bigger than Pluto and some scientists think it's more of a planet in a double planet Earth-moon system.

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Other planets such as Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune have auroras with different colors.

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Some scientists believe that around 4 billion years ago Neptune and Uranus may have switched their places in the solar system.

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There is a giant smiley-face shaped crater on Mars.

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Scientists have estimated that there are nearly 2 billion earth-like planets in the Milky Way alone.

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Triton, Neptune is largest moon, has geysers that shoot ice 5 miles high and may be geologically active.

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63 Earths can fit inside Uranus